First edition of Probuditi! by Chris Van Allsburg. Two boys, Calvin and Rodney, try hypnosis and magic tricks on Calvin's little sister Trudy, who has to say the magic word to break the spell.
Written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. 2006, first edition, first printing. Houghton Mifflin Company - Boston.
From the jacket:
"After going to see hypnotist extraordinaire Lomax the Magnificent, Calvin and Rodney decide to make a hypnotizing machine of their own. They choose Trudy, Calvin's little sister, as their first subject. Much to the boys' surprise, the machine works and Trudy is convinced that she's a - panting, drooling, and barking at squirrels. Soon, though, the boys realize that they can't get Trudy to snap out of her trance.
Mama is on her way home. What will she say when she sees her daughter scratching her ear with her foot?"
Chris Van Allsburg's bold, glowing sepia-toned illustrations pull us into the story, to plot and giggle with the boys as they trick Trudy with a practical joke, and to cheer her on to shout "Probuditi!" to break the spell.
Van Allsburg is an outstanding Caldecott award-winning artist and a favorite at The Charmed Bookshop, as author of The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, Jumanji, The Polar Express, and many other great children's books.
Learn more about his work.
Condition*: Near Fine/Very Good. The dust jacket has a small scratch on the back, a corner bump, and slight scuffing at the head and tail of the spine.
*Based on guidelines from the Independent Online Booksellers' Association.
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